30 August, 2012

New BMW 7-Series - Raw Power & Plenty of Oomph!

What's new with BMW after the launch of the 3 Series? Plenty actually! Do you know that all the 7-Series models will be launched in India, but the UK will not get all of them? Yes, and that should tell you how much BMW merits its growth in our country!

The German car maker is really betting BIG on the Indian car market and launching one of its high-end luxury sedans, the BMW 7 Series. Big and long, the BMW 7 Series is an uber cool machine that has been given a minor face-lift as well as triple-turbo diesel engine or the xDrive.

The 7 Series shares its engine with the M550d and this 3.0-Litre 6-Cylinder diesel engine is strapped with 3 turbochargers and each of these three kick in at different times like the first one starts at idle, while the 2nd one kicks in @1500RPM to push torque, and the 3rd one starts pushing heat at 2700RPM.
Where in India or anywhere else, there is plenty of hype about the BMW 7-Series. Why? That's because, this limo is provided with 381HP of sheer power and can hit 0-100kmph in just 4.9 seconds! Yeah, this mean machine is not for the weak hearted.

The BMW 7-Series has several variants with different powers and engines. So there is the 760i with a 544HP, 6.0L V12 petrol engine; the 750i with a 450HP V8 petrol engine, the 740i with a 320HP, 3.0L V6 petrol engine, and two diesel variants - the 730d and 740d. You will be able to even buy a 7-Series Hybrid car that comes with an electric motor, LI battery, and an ability to hit the 100kmph mark in 5.7 seconds only!

All variants in the BMW 7-Series come with an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. So what does the 'new' in the 7-Series look like? Here's a quick checklist - LED lights, more chrome on the grille, an enhanced front apron, new dampers, better ball joints, for cabin comfort, and the German manufacturer's specially designed "carefully tuned elastokinematics."

The interior also has plenty of cool stuff like 10+ inch screen with 3D graphics capabilities, a B&O music system with 1200 Watt output, and totally new seats! Sounds yum doesn't it all...!!

What does all this cost you? Only Rs.85lakh and above, depending on the variant.

BMW 7-Series will give direct competition to Audi A8, upcoming Mercedes S Class among other premium luxury cars. I don't know about you all, but I can't wait to get my hands on this drive!!

20 August, 2012

Arrinera Hussarya 2014 - A New Sports Car From A Different Part Of Europe

As geographical boundaries fade away, fast cars, sports cars, luxury cars are no longer associated with Italy, Germany, France, Britain, or North America. Now, South Korea, Japan, and now, even, Poland are coming out with excellent cars. Didn't know that Poland manufacturers fast cars? Well you aren't alone!

The Polish company Arrinera's upcoming super car - The Hussarya - is a beautiful product. Deriving its name from the Hussars, a powerful XVII century clan of horse-back soldiers, this car was designed in over a year! While it still resembles some other muscle cars such as the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Hussarya is expected to give stiff competition to similar cars.

There's also no denying that this stylish, super fast, decadent, and reasonably priced car is all set to give a whole new option to those looking to buy a car, with all the features associated with such a product, but without having to burn a hole in their pockets.

Built in collaboration with the person who designed the Ultima GTR, Lee Noble, the Arrinera Hussarya is crafted for car enthusiasts that like their cars fast and with good looks. Lukasz Tomkiewicz, CEO of Arrinera suggests that this car is best, "for enthusiasts searching for intense emotions and a massive dose of adrenaline combined with the practicality of everyday solutions. With just a little extravagance mixed in for good measure."

With plenty of intersecting lines, conventional doors, high ground clearance, couple of spoilers that double up as air brakes at speeds over 150Kmph, exclusive colors, a 6.2L V8 engine that pumps up 650BHP power and customers can even customize the car to generate more power!

Zip through traffic, hit over 100 mph in just 10 seconds, or pump up the juice from 0 - 186 mph in less than 30 seconds to get the thrill of your life. Pegged at $160,000 (approx), the Arrinera Hussarya will go on sale by the end of 2013. Currently being subjected to road & performance stress tests, this sports cars with its distinctive features and styling, both inside and outside, is well worth the wait!

Keep reading this space for updates on the Hussaray right here!

01 August, 2012

Scoop! Tata Safari Storme To Hit Indian Roads in September 2012

While Tata Motors unveiled the new and sportier Tata Safari Storme at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 held in January, they didn't announce the launch date of the vehicle. Maybe it was a conscious decision, a marketing gimmick, or just plain oversight! In any case, everyone was speculating about the launch date of the Storme.

Tata Safari Storme
So, Tata Motors has taken mercy on poor souls like you and me, and finalized the launch time of the SUV. You can expect it to be ready for sale in September. According to sources, the to-be-launched Tata Safari Storme will be a more refined than the done displayed at the Auto Expo this year.

Though Tata's aren't retiring the current Safari SUV, the Safari Storme will be more premium than its predecessor. Expected to be priced in the bracket of Rs.9L to Rs.12L, the new Safari is going to compete with hot-sellers like Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, and Ford EcoSports (to be launched next year).

A completely different animal, the all new, fresh looking, Tata Safari Storme is ready to hit the Indian roads and create a storm!